Exercise Stars is Back!

Could you use a little extra motivation to get back on track with your exercise goals? Well….Get Ready because…..   Exercise Stars is BACK!!!

Become An ACC Exercise Star –   February 3 – April 12, 2020

Registration is currently CLOSED for this year, but you can view the CURRENT STANDINGS HERE!

That’s Right!!  It’s time to GET MOVING again with this annual exercise incentive program and friendly campus competition that STARTS NEXT WEEK!!  This challenge is designed for ALL LEVELS to encourage you to increase your activity level over the next couple of months.  Just 15 minutes a day can really make a difference on your health (and even earn you a prize)!!

Participation is Easy…Just:
  • Set your exercise/activity goal & sign up for your fitness level
  • Start exercising and be sure to log your minutes each week on your campus spreadsheet
  • Be part of your campus’s Exercise Stars team… your exercise minutes contribute to your campus’s total to help win ‘The Most Active Campus’ competition
  • Receive tip sheets and motivating messages throughout the program
  • Watch your minutes add up and your fitness improve
  • Make friends and enjoy exercising with your peers
Be on the lookout for fun new BONUS POINT Opportunities!  Yes…you can earn bonus minutes just by participating in additional wellness opportunities throughout this friendly competition.

We even have a New Incentive this Year- Earn an ACC Wellness Program Gym/Duffel Bag to keep you “ready on the go” when you reach your goal.

Be prepared to CELEBRATE District-Wide at Wellness-Fest 2020 with awards for top finishers and Star Campuses!  Save the Date!!  April 24th 11am-3pm  at the Eastview Campus…we’ll have the awards presentation, campus challenges, healthy vendors, exercise exhibitions, food and prizes!!  Make sure you plan to attend!

Click HERE for More details and specifics regarding the challenge!

If you have any questions, contact Mauri Winters at mmiculek@austinccedu or 512-223-7577.

Let’s Get Fit for Fall!!

The fall weather is finally here, and the Fit for Fall Challenge is BACK as well!

We would like to keep you motivated going into the holiday season with this exciting wellness challenge, complete with some new activities for this year.  We hope you will join in on the fun!

Get your challenge card HERE Just print it out and complete one of the wellness activities each day.  The challenge has already begun, but it’s not to late to get in on the fun!!

Complete the 25 activities on the card, return it, and WIN a wellness gift. Only one activity per day will count! Miss an activity?  Don’t worry…you have a whole month to complete them.  This challenge will run through November 22nd, and the completed cards are due by Monday, November 25th.  Be sure to invite your coworkers to join you, have fun and let’s get “Fit for Fall” together!

ACC Flu Shot Clinics 2019

Flu season is just around the corner, and ACC hopes to help you avoid the high fevers, fatigue, muscle aches, and severe headaches. Getting a flu shot also protects those around you such as infants, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems who are more vulnerable to getting the flu. So, roll up your sleeve and Sign up for your flu shot at the ACC Flu Shot Clinic on your campus!

Register here to book your visit!  Priority will be given to those with appointments, but there still may be a short wait.  Walk-ins may be accepted as time and supplies permit.  To expedite this check-in process, please be sure to have your BCBS Insurance Card AND your Driver’s License.

***Round Rock will be having a flu shot clinic as well on October 14th from 11am-1pm in room 3105 through the Health Sciences Department.

B12 shots will also be available upon request for $20 if you are interested.  This year’s flu shots are quadrivalent, meaning they protect against four different strains of flu and are preservative-free.  To learn more about flu shots in general or read up on facts and myths, please review information on the Centers for Disease Control’s website HERE.  You are also encouraged to consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your personal health.

Fall 2019 Exercise Classes

A new academic year is upon us!  Human Resources hopes you will get back into a good workout routine this fall.  One way to get started is with the Employee Wellness Program fall exercise classes.  Sign up HERE for a class that works for you!

These classes are FREE to all Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and staffing table employees at ACC. You may sign up for classes at any campus, but make sure you get prior approval from your supervisor. Space is limited and spots are open until filled, so be sure to sign up!

If you want even more options for exercise classes, don’t forget you can use your Tuition Vouchers to sign up for classes through Continuing Education or Kinesiology as well.  We also offer a couple of discounted fitness membership options for full-time ACC employees, if you’re interested.

ACC hosts inaugural Employee Wellness-Fest 2019

On Friday, April 26th, ACC hosted the inaugural Employee Wellness-Fest 2019!

Nearly 200 employees came together to celebrate wellness across the district with field day games, exercise demos, health and wellness information tables, and even a new campus competition, the Campus Wellness Cup.  Smiling faces were seen throughout the Eastview courtyard as employees were able to get in some physical wellness, engage with their peers from the different campuses and strengthen those bonds between colleagues.

Dr. Richard Rhodes presented the Exercise Stars awards as a part of the event recognizing the top 3 overall individuals from each fitness level, as well as the top 3 Campuses with the most minutes.  Wellness Champions from each ACC campus helped put this event together and the Eastview Campus staff worked especially hard to prepare for the big day!  Finally, 19 vendors from both the college and the community came out for the event to provide information regarding services related to employee wellness.  Several of these vendors, as well as many other local businesses provided wonderful prizes to be won as well.

Congratulations to the Eastview Campus for taking home the first ever ACC Campus Wellness Cup!

Which campus will be ready to capture this honor next year and take home this fantastic trophy at the Wellness-Fest 2020?  Yes…we are looking forward to the opportunity to repeat this event again next year, and hope you will be sure to join us again then!


Here are a few pictures from the event, but you can view all pictures in the Photo Gallery!

2019 Exercise Stars Challenge

Congratulations to the 350 ACC faculty and staff participated in this spring’s Exercise Star Challenge coordinated by the ACC Employee Wellness Program.  The Challenge ran from February 10 through April 21, and  together, employees logged a whopping 670,366 minutes — that’s 465 days of continuous exercise!  57% of the registered participants met the exercise goal for their fitness level.

Overall top “stars” for the ten-week challenge were:

Most Active Campuses

Dr. Richard Rhodes presented awards for the Top Individual Stars and Most Active Campuses at Wellness-Fest 2019 that was held in the Eastview campus courtyard on April 26.

See more pictures from the Award Presentation